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Hi i know this isn't the proper way to request but as with every year when the new game comes out there are faces that are in the game that are not in the mega pack, usually youth, or ones that have better quality faces than in the mega pack ie more recent pic. I notice these mostly with Peterborough and Luton, two teams I play as.

Is there a way to quickly add these faces from the game into the mega pack rather than someone having to re cut them all??

This query is raised every time a new version of FM is released, both for FM13 and for FM14.

Once the Resource Archiver is released, we generally extract the SI images and automatically add those which are not in our megapack. iirc in the last versions there were around 2 or 3 thousand images released by SI, a large chunk of which will already have cutouts in the megapack.

As you may appreciate, manually comparing the bulk of those with the images in the MP takes a lot of time and is tremendously, mind-numbingly boring. Annually, only a relatively small amount are better than the existing MP images, while a good amount would be improvements if they were "cleaned" by our cutters. By cleaning, I mean fixing the poor cutting, snow, cropping and the adding of the occasional iris and ear (and I'm not even kidding).

In addition before doing all this, the files have to be renamed from player name to UID, e.g. John Smith's pic will have to be renamed as 123456. Although this task can be done with the graphics configurator program fmXML, a fair chunk of images every year are incorrectly mapped and so their UID has to be manually sought for in the editor. Again, this is a very tedious task.

As you may have noticed, the amount of cutters is not enormous and I don't blame them for not giving this task priority. But there's only so much I can do, unfortunately.

I only write this so that you, and anybody else asking, can understand why this is not as easy as it may look.

Generally speaking, if somebody points out individual images they think would be improvements, then I can give them a look. Whole teams or divisions is a different kettle of fish, however, although I can make an exception if a particular team's SI cut-outs are significantly better than ours.

Hope this helps




Sorry if this is a silly question.

For the new 7.0 release will players who have moved to clubs with game-included faces have their faces removed?
E.g. moves from EPL to championships, so the game's up to date default pic is better than the year old mega pack one?

I just moved my old megapack file across to FM 15 (currently downloading new one), and some players have gone back years in term of their pictures when they had good ones in default. (Of course megapack is better for thousands of other players)

In addition to all the above, something to keep in mind is that, just because an image is newer, it is not automatically considered as an improvement. You have to take into consideration the lighting, face orientation, cutting quality etc. For example, the MP's image may have been cut from an HQ source a year ago, while SI's was poorly cut 2 months ago. In this case, I would tend to prefer to retain ours. After all, players can move clubs in-game, so it wouldn't make that big a difference if 2016/17 Scunthorpe's John Smith is showing the 2013/14 Bournemouth kit instead of the 2014/15 Bolton kit, for example.

Ideally, of course, every player's cut comes from an HQ source from this season, but our resources are not unlimited, unfortunately.

As above, if there's any particular SI cut-outs which you think should be included in the next megapack update, then feel free to get in touch

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As some of you may know, I suffered a massive hard-drive crash yesterday and I only just managed to back up my stuff.

I lost quite a good number of the teampack request files as well as, more crucially, a handful of recently-released images, which were corrupted and unrecoverable. The bulk of the latter I managed to recover from the forums, but I have two images which I can't find again. I hope somebody has an idea where I can find them:

168133 - Sjoerd Linssen - Fortuna Sittard
40008491 - Robin Gurung - New Delhi

I suspect that both were no ID images, but I've no idea which pack they came from. Perhaps the cutter may remember them, though...
Can anybody make THIS picture any bigger? If it's possible, could provide some decent BPL pictures.

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Do you know that Resource Archiver for 2014 works fine for FM2015 too? So images from graphics\pictures\players\normal can be extracted.
I imagined so but given that my pc is in for repairs, I'm afraid it's going to have to be somebody else to extract and rename the lot...
Is anyone else's Stootman image not appearing? He is in the megapack (img 37002756) and I checked the config and his line is also in there. Peculiar
I posted in the improvement thread, but my post was overlooked.Maybe it was the wrong thread..Anyhow i started a new save with the default si data.I done a scout for some players and some of the faces for players are for old faces when they should be 28 or 19 years old.does the database change old peoples id number to something else in more recent games.its annoying.please help or explain whats happened
I posted in the improvement thread, but my post was overlooked.Maybe it was the wrong thread..Anyhow i started a new save with the default si data.I done a scout for some players and some of the faces for players are for old faces when they should be 28 or 19 years old.does the database change old peoples id number to something else in more recent games.its annoying.please help or explain whats happened

We are aware of the issue, but it was only posted yesterday so it may just be the case that the cutters haven to seen it yet.

For the large part, SI tend to maintain each person's Unique ID (which we use to map each image to the correct person), but it has been known that some players have their UID changed from one version of the game to another, for various reasons. Of course, it could also be a mistake from our end - with 150k+ images, there's bound to be some mistakes, after all!

When you come across instances such as what you describe, it would be helpful and much appreciated if you could take a note of the player and his UID so that we are aware of the issue.
This query is raised every time a new version of FM is released, both for FM13 and for FM14.

Once the Resource Archiver is released, we generally extract the SI images and automatically add those which are not in our megapack. iirc in the last versions there were around 2 or 3 thousand images released by SI, a large chunk of which will already have cutouts in the megapack.

As you may appreciate, manually comparing the bulk of those with the images in the MP takes a lot of time and is tremendously, mind-numbingly boring. Annually, only a relatively small amount are better than the existing MP images, while a good amount would be improvements if they were "cleaned" by our cutters. By cleaning, I mean fixing the poor cutting, snow, cropping and the adding of the occasional iris and ear (and I'm not even kidding).

In addition before doing all this, the files have to be renamed from player name to UID, e.g. John Smith's pic will have to be renamed as 123456. Although this task can be done with the graphics configurator program fmXML, a fair chunk of images every year are incorrectly mapped and so their UID has to be manually sought for in the editor. Again, this is a very tedious task.

As you may have noticed, the amount of cutters is not enormous and I don't blame them for not giving this task priority. But there's only so much I can do, unfortunately.

I only write this so that you, and anybody else asking, can understand why this is not as easy as it may look.

Generally speaking, if somebody points out individual images they think would be improvements, then I can give them a look. Whole teams or divisions is a different kettle of fish, however, although I can make an exception if a particular team's SI cut-outs are significantly better than ours.

Hope this helps

In addition to all the above, something to keep in mind is that, just because an image is newer, it is not automatically considered as an improvement. You have to take into consideration the lighting, face orientation, cutting quality etc. For example, the MP's image may have been cut from an HQ source a year ago, while SI's was poorly cut 2 months ago. In this case, I would tend to prefer to retain ours. After all, players can move clubs in-game, so it wouldn't make that big a difference if 2016/17 Scunthorpe's John Smith is showing the 2013/14 Bournemouth kit instead of the 2014/15 Bolton kit, for example.

Ideally, of course, every player's cut comes from an HQ source from this season, but our resources are not unlimited, unfortunately.

As above, if there's any particular SI cut-outs which you think should be included in the next megapack update, then feel free to get in touch


I appreciate the response and the work that goes into cutting! I wasn't sure how hard a job it would be to add images from the game so thanks for clearing that up for me.

If its possible could you do the below, time allowing, they are all in the FM15 game an not in the latest facepack.

K. McGhan-George - 29140166
Frankie Musonda - 29140165
Liam Gooch - 29140164
Mark Onyemah - 29140115
Daril Nwgala - 29125898
Issac Galliford - 29125895
Osamu Allman - 29125894
Lucas Perry - 29125893
Lee Hawkes - 29125892
Craig King - 29125891
Charlie Smith - 28085108
Ian Rees - 28085107
Zane Banton - 28085103
Leeroy Maguraushe - 28071545
Geo Craig - 29140169

These are the ones on the game but not in the pack. Most of the other Luton players in the game also have improved pics but not as must priority.
I have a folder with around 400 images still to compare, but I've extracted the Luton images and will try my hardest to have them included in the next update
For players not in the Facepack, if we post a picture in the request thread, do they get added to the next megapack update? Or do we have to manually add the pictures that we want instead? Cheers for any help
For players not in the Facepack, if we post a picture in the request thread, do they get added to the next megapack update? Or do we have to manually add the pictures that we want instead? Cheers for any help

If an image is cut by our cutting team and it is missing from our megapack, then it will be added to the next update pack. Improvement images are also added - so you can just wait and download update packs as they are released, roughly ever 4 weeks.
If an image is cut by our cutting team and it is missing from our megapack, then it will be added to the next update pack. Improvement images are also added - so you can just wait and download update packs as they are released, roughly ever 4 weeks.

Excellent, cheers. I might have to dig out some pictures of the newly added Man City academy players then.
Make sure you request them in the correct manner and in the correct thread

Before you do so, wait for 7.01 as some may have already been added by then

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I have a folder with around 400 images still to compare, but I've extracted the Luton images and will try my hardest to have them included in the next update


Thanks Mons much appreciated :-)
Hi I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask the question of not can soneone guide me to the right place? I've downloaded the latest mega pack version and has overwritten the default faces on fm15 is there any way to get some of the default pics back as they are more recent than the megapack
Follow the steps described in this thread.
I'm quite new to the megapack, so sorry if this has been answered. How do you find the UID of a player?
Either you check using the pre-game editor or you tick the box in the in-game preferences which displays UID and you go the person's profile where it will be displayed near his name
Either you check using the pre-game editor or you tick the box in the in-game preferences which displays UID and you go the person's profile where it will be displayed near his name


Thank you very much for the help!
In this new cut-out update pack is the latest version of the 14/15 Celtic faces in it? In the 7.0 mega pack it's all just last seasons? Thanks!
In this new cut-out update pack is the latest version of the 14/15 Celtic faces in it? In the 7.0 mega pack it's all just last seasons? Thanks!

I refer you to this post.
Apologies if this has been asked but could someone possibly upload the config file only please?
Sorry if I ask wrong place. But can anyone tell me what was Van der Sar's ID??? please. thank you
Is anyone else's default face icon not showing?? I've tried it with many different skins and all I get is this :

http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad67/Deano1903/Picture%20Uploads/Voila_Capture8.png

It was working when I first installed FM15 and I haven't changed anything.
Works fine for me

What's the folder location?
Documents - SI - FM15 - graphics - faces - default

I also have my MP and MP icon folders inside the faces folder which works no problem.
Can somebody post a pack of the Hibernian (1575) faces staff & players from the default SI files.
I have tried the resource archiver but once when I try to extract the correct file the program just restarts.

Or…

Can someone do the cutouts of this pack, some of the images may not be improvements or have different IDs so I didn't want to request this in the teampack thread. Some images don't have all of the heads but that's okay, if anyone can just cutout normally and forget about some of them having their hair cut in half! Any help would be appreciated

Hibernian 1575
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ew4hupa0zsj79um/AACds4hCfcW7bVeBRV8Cux0ha?dl=0
Can anyone tell me who this is please was in old facepack and has ID 23239862 but that is Yaghoub Karimi's ID?
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